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FACEBOOK TO BANKS: GIVE US YOUR DATA, WE’LL GIVE YOU OUR USERS !!!!!

Monday, August 6th, 2018

 

I, for one, object !  How about you ?  Nancy

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give You Our Users

Facebook has asked large U.S. banks to share detailed financial information about customers as it seeks to boost user engagement

August 6, 2018
Write to Emily Glazer at emily.glazer@wsj.com, Deepa Seetharaman at Deepa.Seetharaman@wsj.com and AnnaMaria Andriotis at annamaria.andriotis@wsj.com

The social media giant has asked large U.S. banks to share detailed financial information about their customers, including card transactions and checking account balances, as part of an effort to offer new services to users.

Facebook increasingly wants to be a platform where people buy and sell goods and services, besides connecting with friends. The company over the past year asked JPMorgan Chase JPM -0.31% & Co., Wells Fargo & Co., Citigroup Inc. -0.14% and U.S. Bancorp USB +0.08% to discuss potential offerings it could host for bank customers on Facebook Messenger, said people familiar with the matter.

Facebook has talked about a feature that would show its users their checking-account balances, the people said. It has also pitched fraud alerts, some of the people said.

Data privacy is a sticking point in the banks’ conversations with Facebook, according to people familiar with the matter. The talks are taking place as Facebook faces several investigations over its ties to political analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, which accessed data on as many 87 million Facebook users without their consent.

One large U.S. bank pulled away from talks due to privacy concerns, some of the people said.

Facebook has told banks that the additional customer information could be used to offer services that might entice users to spend more time on Messenger, a person familiar with the discussions said. The company is trying to deepen user engagement: Investors shaved more than $120 billion from its market value in one day last month after it said its growth is starting to slow.

Facebook said it wouldn’t use the bank data for ad-targeting purposes or share it with third parties.

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WHY PROPERTY RIGHTS MATTER – TOM DEWEESE

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

 

 WHY PROPERTY RIGHTS MATTER – PROSPERITY – STABILITY – FREEDOM

There is an all out assault taking place in nearly every community against private property ownership. It’s being perpetrated at every level of government and funded by taxpayer grants. Yet few property owners raise objections, mainly because today most don’t have the basic understanding of the right of property ownership and its vital place in preserving our nation’s prosperity, economic stability and foundation of freedom.

Most Americans tend to think of private property simply as a home — the place where the family resides, store their belongings and find shelter and safety from the elements. It’s where you live. It’s yours because you pay the mortgage and the taxes. That’s about the extent of thought given to property ownership in today’s America.

There was a time when property ownership was considered to be much more. Property, and the ability to own and control it, was life itself. The great economist, John Locke, whose writings and ideas had major influence on the nation’s founders, believed that “life and liberty are secure only so long as the right of property is secure.”

Locke advocated that if property rights protection did not exist then the incentive for an industrious person to develop and improve property would be destroyed; depriving that person of the fruits of his labor; that marauding bands would confiscate by force the goods produced by others; and that mankind would be impelled to remain on a bare subsistence level of hand to mouth survival from fear that the accumulation of anything of value would invite attack.

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VIDEO – FBI’S TIES TO SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER UNCOVERED

Monday, July 30th, 2018

 

VIDEO – TUCKER CARLSON
FBI’S  Ties to Southern Poverty Law Center Uncovered
The FBI has a long history of collaborating with the Southern Poverty Law Center. In 2009, an FBI memo described the SPLC as a “credible” organization. The Department of Justice told Tucker Carlson Tonight that the FBI will “reevaluate their relationships with groups like this to ensure the FBI does not partner with any group that discriminates.”
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EUTHANASIA WITHOUT PERMISSION

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

 

   Here are two articles from England regarding euthanasia without permission from the patients and their  families. Truly amazing how long the killing of these helpless patients was covered up.  Nancy

 

 
THE WEEKLY STANDARD

The Gosport Horror: a Hospital in Name Only

  • 5 MIN READ  JUNE 29, 2018

 

Members of the families of people who died at Gosport War Memorial Hospital outside Portsmouth Cathedral after the disclosure of the Gosport Independent Panel’s report.

The staff at Gosport War Memorial Hospital in the U.K. had a nickname for the Daedalus Ward. They called it the “Dead Loss” ward because so many of the patients assigned to it died untimely deaths. From 1989 to 2000, it’s also where medical staff at the hospital pursued a mercenary policy of euthanasia, killing patients by administering overdoses of opioids and other drugs in what a recently issued independent investigation into the hospital’s practices called an “institutionalized regime.”

The panel found “a disregard for human life and a culture of shortening the lives of a large number of patients” at the hospital. As the Right Reverend James Jones, KBE, the head of the investigatory panel, notes, “The shocking outcome of the Panel’s work is that we have now been able to conclude that the lives of over 450 patients were shortened while in the hospital.” Some critics have suggested the number is much higher.

Many of the victims were admitted to the hospital with recoverable conditions such as a broken bone. Elsie Devine was one such patient; the 88-year-old grandmother went to Gosport to recover from a mild infection; a few weeks later, she was dead, the victim of a powerful and medically unnecessary cocktail of fentanyl and diamorphine. The same was true of 78-year-old Ethel Thurston; sent to Gosport to recover from a fractured femur, she was labeled “aggressive” by nursing staff because she wouldn’t eat the hospital food and “has been known to strike staff.” Nurses noted her treatment: “Syringe driver started diamorphine 90 mg. Midazolam 20 mg.” She was dead by that evening.

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FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT KAVANAUGH

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

 

5 Things to Know About Trump’s Supreme Court Pick, Brett Kavanaugh

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BREXIT IS DEAD

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Delingpole: Brexit Is Dead – Strangled by Theresa May and Her Cabal of Remainer Cronies

July 9. 2018
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PAUL MANAFORT IN SOLIDARY CONFINEMENT 23 HOURS A DAY

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

 

Paul Manafort spends 23 hours a day in solitary confinement

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort spends at least 23 hours a day in solitary confinement, according to a new court filing.
Attorneys for Manafort made the claim Thursday in the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, where they are appealing a federal judge’s decision to jail their client. The 69-year-old is currently at the Northern Neck Region Jail, a roughly two hours’ drive south of Washington.
“Mr. Manafort, moreover, is now housed in solitary confinement because the facility cannot otherwise guarantee his safety. He is locked in his cell for at least 23 hours per day (excluding visits from his attorneys), at a facility approximately two hours from his legal team,” his lawyers wrote.
Manafort is facing two federal criminal trials: one set to begin July 25 in Virginia and the other set to begin September 17 in Washington, and he has pleaded not guilty in both. He faces a handful of charges including bank and tax fraud and failure to register as a foreign agent in both districts stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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2 VIDEOS – ICE AND LIBERAL IDIOCY

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

 

 
VIDEO  JUDGE JEANINE – ICE AND LIBERAL IDIOCY
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WHY OBAMA WANTED THE RUSSIANS TO HACK OUR ELECTIONS

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

 

Wow ! This is one you really should read.   Nancy

WHY OBAMA WANTED THE RUSSIANS TO HACK THE ELECTION

How the two deep state intel operations fit together.

June 25, 2018   Daniel Greenfield    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism.

“Why the hell are we standing down?”

That was the question that the White House’s cybersecurity coordinator was asked after Susan Rice, Obama’s national security adviser, issued a stand down order on Russia.

Testimony at the Senate Intelligence Committee hearings on Russian interference in the election once again raised the central paradox of the Russia conspiracy theory. If Russian interference in the election represented the crisis that we are told it did, why did Obama fail to take any meaningful action?

The White House’s own cybersecurity people wanted an aggressive response before being told to stand down. Obama issued a bloodless warning to Russia while his people deliberately crippled our offense.

Democrats and the media blamed the Russian hacking on Trump. But it was Susan Rice who had told the cybersecurity team to “knock it off” and Obama’s people who hadn’t wanted him to be “boxed in” and forced to respond to Russian actions. Was this just the usual appeasement or was there more to it?

Why didn’t Obama and his team want to stop Russian hacking? Because they needed the Russians.

The 2016 election is really the story of two deep state intelligence operations that dovetailed neatly with each other. One was an ongoing Russian operation that took advantage of a weak president to sow chaos in America and Europe. The other was a domestic political operation utilizing counterintelligence resources in the United States and Europe to spy on, undermine and try to bring down Trump.

Contrary to claims made by Obama operatives, the Russian operation was not new. Russian hackers and spies had done enormous damage to America’s intelligence community. But they had succeeded so well because the mission of the intelligence community had shifted from deterring foreign adversaries to suppressing domestic political opponents. And this new mission made the Russians attacks irrelevant.

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VIDEO – AMERICA’S BROKEN ETHICS SYSTEM

Monday, June 25th, 2018

 

VIDEO – FOX NEWS  

Swamp Watch: America’s broken ethics system

Jun. 24, 2018 – 4:41 – Washington needs to get its ethics priorities straight.

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